Fiji Time: 10:34 AM on Tuesday 25 November

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Business

Plus for tourism

Felix Chaudhary
Friday, November 23, 2012

GOVERNMENT'S investment in capital works of $722 million has been lauded by tourism industry stakeholders as an investment into Fiji's future, setting the platform for rural involvement in the economy and benefiting the tourism industry in the long-term.

Speaking to this newspaper yesterday, Fiji Hotel and Tourism Association president Dixon Seeto said people had to look at the budget in a holistic manner and not focus on the deficit alone but look at the reasons for the deficit increase.

"People need to understand that the deficit will arise because of capital works and infrastructure investment and development.

"This will help nation building and set the platform for future developments in rural and previously out-of-reach areas which will open up new areas to tourism," he said.

He also said the $23.5m allocation for tourism was part of a continuing commitment that industry stakeholders were very appreciative of.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Stop the bickering
  2. No regrets
  3. Custodial terms
  4. Notify us first
  5. Free water
  6. Plans for major roadworks
  7. Activism against gender-based violence launched
  8. Teams vow to collect $25k for Movember
  9. Bid to bridge the gap
  10. Suffer the children

Top Stories this Week

  1. Prime Minister Modi arrives in Fiji Wednesday (19 Nov)
  2. Bula Mr Modi Wednesday (19 Nov)
  3. Modi announces visa on arrival for Fiji people Wednesday (19 Nov)
  4. Modi-fied Thursday (20 Nov)
  5. WHAT FIJI WILL GET Thursday (20 Nov)
  6. PM says sorry Thursday (20 Nov)
  7. Big cheer for a PM of good tidings Thursday (20 Nov)
  8. MPs boycott Wednesday (19 Nov)
  9. Budget Friday (21 Nov)
  10. Deal on NZ jobs Monday (24 Nov)